Popular Titles and Challenged & Banned Books Collections Added
Ebooks Minnesota has newly added titles, including some New York Times Bestsellers and popular book club books. With the hopes of drawing in pleasure and leisure readers, Ebooks Minnesota has recently added titles written by favored authors - including Michelle Obama, Stanley Tucci, and Anne Patchett.
These new titles can be accessed from the Ebooks Minnesota home page under "newly added titles," or you can link directly to some of them below.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
If You Ask Me: (and of Course You Won't) by Betty White
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland
Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci
Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Challenged and Banned Books
With Ebooks Minnesota’s “Challenged and Banned Books” collection, you can access titles that explore diverse voices and experiences.
The Color Purple
“The Color Purple,” by Alice Walker is a novel that follows an African American woman’s journey as she struggles with abusive relationships with both her father and husband. By bonding with women she meets through shared trauma and experiences, Celie navigates her environment and overcomes her difficulties while challenging gender roles.
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People
Covering more than 400 years of history, “An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People,” by Jean Mendoza explores the history of indigenous resistance and their struggle for rights and for the environment. This book explores how identities have been shaped and impacted by years of oppression that forced many communities to adapt and remain resilient.
How to Be an Antiracist
In “How to Be an Antiracist,” Ibram X. Kendi explores what it means to be actively “anti-racist,” as opposed to just not being racist. By analyzing both personal and shared experiences among marginalized communities, as well as historical events, Kendi uses a racial lens to look at themes ranging from culture to gender. Through this, Kendi provides the framework people can use to understand and promote equity through anti-racism.
Song of Solomon
“Song of Solomon,” by Toni Morrison follows a Macon "Milkman" Dead through his journey to reconnect with his cultural identity and community. Guided the opposing perspectives of his father and aunt, Dead embarks on a spiritual quest through which he struggles to find meaning in his everyday life.